Round up: This Week In Anti-Counterfeiting

July 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

The week started off with the hearing for the IDPPPA (ID3PA). Witnesses included Lazaro Hernandez, designer for Proenza Schouler, Jeannie Suk, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law and finally Kurt Courtney, Manager of government relations at the American Apparel & Footwear Association.

Memorable quotes during the hearing included:

  • “We are helpless against copyist who prey on our ideas. Fashion design is intellectual property that deserves protection.” -Lazaro Hernandez
  •  “We need to stop knockoffs which directly undermine the market for the original designs.” -Jeannie Suk
  •  “[The IDPPPA] contains protections to ensure designers can seek inspiration & harness fashion trends w/out frivolous lawsuits.” -Kurt Courtney

Later in the week, the fortunate ones who were fast enough to scoop up a CFDA/eBay “Can’t Fake Fashion” tote posted on their blogs about their one-of-a-kind purchase. The lucky ones include: BryanBoy, Chi City Fashion and Founder of e Drop-Off, Corri McFadden. Some bought the simple tote and designed it themselves. Check one out here.

No matter what designers do, Forever21 seems to keeps copying their products. Feral Childe is the newest victim of Forever21 and this week it was announced that they are suing the retail giant for copyright-infringement.

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